The Leadership Program
This the first step to advanced training. The Leadership Program is the first of five advanced level programs. These programs are tiered from intermediate and advanced to advanced and highly advanced. These programs are an upgrade to each program. The Leadership Program is an upgrade from regular classes (Basic Program). Our Leadership students will learn more techniques and more advanced material than students in the regular class. There’s an easy to follow curriculum for the leadership program. This program is for a serious student who wants to earn their black belt and then go above to higher black belt levels. Our students who are white belt and above are eligible for this program, if approved by Sensei Murdock.
You must commit to training in this program. This is for ongoing weekly training in as many classes as you can. Future adult Black Belt Club members will be drawn from this group. You must be a member of the Leadership program to enter the Black Belt Club. The Black Belt Club will learn intermediate and advanced techniques not taught in the regular classes.
The Leadership Program consists of three main components: Learning the skill, learning the flow and learning how to demonstrate and teach it to others. This is the first step to learning how to teach. Students will progress up through rank and learn valuable leadership skills. The students will learn how to set goals and achieve them no matter how hard they are to achieve.
In the leadership program students get constant coaching and help throughout the program so they obtain their goal and move on to their next goal. They will also learn how to set multiple goals and achieve those as well. There will be special classes and workshops that will help the student to learn how to lead the class and work toward being an Jr. Leader.
Jr. Leaders will only be drawn from this program. Our leadership students will focus on learning the technique, flow of the technique and perfecting their skill needed to become a leader. Leadership students will learn how to help others set goals and achieve them as well.
The best of the best will get their start in this program and then move up to the other programs; the Black Belt Club, the Instructor program, the Master Instructor program and eventually the Soke-Dai program. This program requires at least a six-month commitment.
The Black Belt Club Program
The Black Belt Club is an upgrade from the Leadership program. This program is for very serious students who have set a goal to get their black belt and go beyond. In this class the student learns more advanced level techniques not taught in the Leadership class. There will also be special techniques taught that’s not in the Leadership/Black Belt Club manual. There will be special workshop classes during the year. All future Instructor Program Assistant Instructors and Instructors will get their start in this program. We will also be training these students to demonstrate the art and be on a Demo team going to different events around the area. This program requires at least a one-year commitment.
The Instructor Program
This training is an upgrade from the Kobushi-Do and Adult Black Belt Club and Leadership programs. This program is for a teen and/or adult Assistant Instructor certification and after that a Level 1 instructor certification. The student must be an advanced brown belt in Kobushi-Do or a 1st degree brown belt in the Black Belt Club program to be eligible for this program. The Instructor trainee will learn how to be an instructor and how to be in charge and own the mat, properly demonstrate techniques and movement, how to hold a student’s attention, how to reward or discipline a student, how to handle a difficult student, how to handle a disrespectful student, how to teach a student with ADHD, how to deal with an angry parent, how to deal with a medical emergency and how to deal with a potentially drunk or violent person that may enter the dojo. The student who completes this program will be eligible for the Master Instructor program once they become 1st degree black belt. You must complete both the Instructor and Master instructor program to be considered for the Soke-Dai (inheritor of System) program. Once we have instructors that reach 5th degree black belt, we will start the Soke Dai program. This is an ongoing program that you must commit to. There will be ongoing training in the regular class and separate special training classes at various times of the training. This program requires a two-year commitment.
The Masters Program
This Program is for black belts 1st degree to 4th degree. The master program is an upgrade to the Instructor Program. In the Master Program you will learn highly advanced techniques and build advanced flow and master all of the material up to black belt. All Soke Dai (System Inheritor) students will come from this program. There will be ongoing training in the regular class and separate special training classes at various times of the training. This program requires a three-year commitment.
The Soke-Dai (System Inheritor) Program
This Program is for black belts 1st degree to 4th degree. The master program is an upgrade to the Instructor Program. In the Master Program you will learn highly advanced techniques and build advanced flow and master all the material up to black belt. All Soke Dai (System Inheritor) students will come from this program. There will be ongoing training in the regular class and separate special training classes at various times of the training. This program requires a three-year commitment.